Spring Americana Auction -- May 2019

Auction Details

Welcome to our May 2019 Sale!

This sale spans 5 days with 4,000 lots in nearly 20 collecting categories.

HIGHLIGHTS

*KEN PRAG STOCK CERTIFICATE COLLECTION: This sale continues our sale of the Ken Prag American Stock Certificate Collection that we started offering back in 2014. This sale includes more great Western mining and railroad rarities including Alaska, Colorado, Nevada Territory, the Dakotas, Michigan, and Montana; early automobile and aviation; and non-mining or railroad pieces (such as hotels, banks, clubs, etc).

*COLORADO TERRITORY COLLECTION: We have received what we believe to be the finest Colorado Territory stock certificate collection in existence. Over 40 pieces are from the 1860s period! This private collection nicely compliments the Ken Prag Collection and also contains fabulous Colorado railroad rarities. For many of these pieces, we could find no record of them ever being offered at auction!

*ANTIQUE MARBLES: Nearly 200 lots with single rarities and larger groups of turn-of-the-century or before marbles, including figural sulphides, hand-painted clay marbles, colorful swirls, and more!

*NUMISMATICS: US & foreign gold coins & ephemera including a fabulous 19th-century silver coin belt plus two gigantic bullion scales from the Philadelphia Mint.

*TOKENS: Continuing the fabulous offering in our March token auction, this section features US & foreign brothel tokens.

*SPORTS: Three different baseball collections including rare autographs, cards, and other sports ephemera.

*POSTCARDS: Tens of thousands of postcards are featured in this auction from two key collections: the Native American Postcard Collection and the Salvatore Falcone Postcard Collection. Many real photo rarities plus larger groups, c.1906-1960s.

*GENERAL AMERICANA: Rare books, firefighting ephemera, World Fair & expositions, a Hawaii Collection (Ken Prag), rare Nevada ephemera from a prominent collection, and much more!

*WELLS FARGO & POSTAL HISTORY: Rare exchanges and checks, enameled signs, plus a fabulous Nevada Wells Fargo cover collection including great full cover advertising rarities such as Ophir and Star City!

MINING: Ephemera (maps, photos, books) and rare mining stocks from the Ken Prag Collection and the Colorado Territory Collection, plus a Minerals & Ore section that features an old high-grade collection out of the Tonopah area. Also a very rare original Virginia City Assayer's sign.

NATIVE AMERICANA & COWBOY: In addition to the fabulous Native American postcards, this section also has jewelry, baskets, and other collectibles.

BARGAINS & DEALER SPECIALS: Our entire 5th day is dedicated to this category of both large groupings ideal for resale or lower priced entry-level collectibles, spanning nearly ever collecting category in the rest of our sale.


Full Auction Schedule

Day 1, Thursday, May 16th, 2019 (Lots 1000-1839)
General Americana (1000-1467)
Assorted (Books, Fire, Postal History, Expo.) (1000-1083)
Geographical Sort (1084-1467)
Numismatics (1468-1574)
Books & Checks (1468-1481)
Coins (1482-1553)
Currency, Ingots, Medals, Scales (1554-1574)
Mining Part I (1575-1839)
Mining Artifacts & Books (1575-1604)
Stocks & Ephemera: ALASKA-CALIFORNIA (1605-1839)

Day 2, Friday, May 17th, 2019 (Lots 2000-2838)
Mining Part II (2000-2838)
Stocks & Ephemera: COLORADO-WYOMING

Day 3, Saturday, May 18th, 2019 (Lots 3000-3784)
Transportation (3000-3543)
Airplane (3000-3146)
Automobile (3147-3198)
Steamer & Railroad (3199-3543)
Wells Fargo & Express (3544-3591)
Tokens (3592-3784)
US & Foreign Brothel (3592-3729)
Geographical Sort (3730-3784)

Day 4, Sunday, May 19th, 2019 (Lots 4000-4774)
Sports Collectibles (4000-4227)
Jewelry (4228-4236)
Furniture (4237-4244)
Art (4245-4299)
Native Americana (4300-4408)
Textiles (4409-4456)
Marbles (4457-4565)
Bottles (4566-4594)
Cowboy (4595-4627)
Firearms & Weaponry (4628-4652)
Entertainment (4653-4666)
Gaming (4667-4676)
Military (4678-4687)
Minerals (4688-4774)


Day 5, Monday, May 20th, 2019 (Lots 5000-5899)
Bargains & Dealer Specials (5000-5899)
General Americana feat. Postcards & Ephemera (5000-5451)
Mining (5452-5657)
Railroad (5658-5765)
Airplane & Automobile (5766-5827)
Tokens (5828-5868)
Numismatics (5869-5899)

SHIPPING & HANDLING: Shipping and Handling cannot be estimated prior to invoicing, based on the size and weight of your purchase. All shipping is subject to a minimum charge of $19.00. If additional shipping and handling costs are required, the buyer will be reinvoiced for the balance due. Items are not shipped until the invoice is completely paid. Many buyers purchase a number of lots. Every effort will be made to include all lots in a single shipping charge calculated to cover the weight and...
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Mme. Raymonde Brothel Token  (104057)3700 - Mme. Raymonde Brothel Token (104057)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Venez Vous Amuser / Chez / Mme. Raymonde / 5 / R. De La Californie. Verdun; Rev.: Monnaie De Singe. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Ver
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (140.00 + 35.00) x 1 = 175.00
 
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La Feria Brothel Token  (104058)3701 - La Feria Brothel Token (104058)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: La Feria / 11 Rue / Drichon / Vichy; Rev.: Discretion / securite. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Vichy State: France
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 400.00
Sold to n********e.. for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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The Eagle  (101979)3702 - The Eagle (101979)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22 mm round brass token. TC 59611, NTGA 1231. Obv: THE EAGLE HOUSE / FRENCH. Rev: image of woman / CARTAUX PARIS Roger Merritt Token Collection Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to f**********s for (80.00 + 20.00) x 1 = 100.00
 
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The Eagle  (101980)3703 - The Eagle (101980)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
22 mm round brass token. TC 59611, NTGA 1231. Obv: THE EAGLE HOUSE / FRENCH. Rev: image of woman / CARTAUX PARIS Roger Merritt Token Collection Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 70.00 - 300.00
Sold to f**********s for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Casa Irma Brothel Token  (104142)3704 - Casa Irma Brothel Token (104142)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Casa Irma/ S Marcelliono 5 / Bologna; Rev.: 100. Wm, rd., 33 mm. incuse, seam on edge? Date: City/County: Bologna State: Italy
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Aurora's Place Brothel Token  (104143)3705 - Aurora's Place Brothel Token (104143)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Aurora's Place / CD Acuna Coah.; Rev.: Gracias Por / Su Visita. Wm, rd., 31 mm, holed. Date: City/County: Acuna State: Mexico
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 400.00
Sold to d*******f for (45.00 + 11.25) x 1 = 56.25
 
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Paraiso Bar Brothel Token  (104144)3706 - Paraiso Bar Brothel Token (104144)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Paraiso / Bar / Agua / Prieta / Sonora, Mexico; Rev.: wooden nickel. Wood, rd., 38 mm. Date: City/County: Agua Prieta State: Mexico
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to c*********s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Chava's Club Brothel Token  (104145)3707 - Chava's Club Brothel Token (104145)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Chava's / Club / Degollado / 716 MTE / Cd. Juarez, Chih. Mexico; Rev.: (pictorial girl in a champagne glass). Wm, rd., 24 mm, holed. Da...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********s for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Conquistador Brothel Token  (104570)3708 - Conquistador Brothel Token (104570)
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Obv.: Conquistador / Degollado / NTE 804 / Cd. Juarez Chih. Mex.; Rev.: (pictorial ladies figure). Wm, rd., 24 mm. Date: City/County: Ciudad Jua
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 400.00
Sold to B*****8 for (30.00 + 7.50) x 1 = 37.50
 
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Noce y Dia Brothel token  (103322)3709 - Noce y Dia Brothel token (103322)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Noche Y Dia / Insurgentes - 7 Mexico; rev.: same. Br. rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Juarez or Tiajuana State: Mexico
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 40.00 - 80.00
Sold to c*********s for (20.00 + 5.00) x 1 = 25.00
 
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Gold Palace Bar Brothel Token  (104571)3710 - Gold Palace Bar Brothel Token (104571)
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Obv.: Gold Palace / Bar /H. Matamoros Tamps.; Rev.: Valor / $1.00. Wm, rd., 21 mm. Date: City/County: Matamoros State: Mexico
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********s for (25.00 + 6.25) x 1 = 31.25
 
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Capri Night Club Brothel Token  (104572)3711 - Capri Night Club Brothel Token (104572)
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Obv.: Capri / (woman's figure); Rev.: Night Club / (topless woman). Br. rd., 25 mm. Date: City/County: Mazatlan State: Mexico
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 3***1 for (50.00 + 12.50) x 1 = 62.50
 
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Capri Night Club Brothel Token  (104573)3712 - Capri Night Club Brothel Token (104573)
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Obv.: Capri En Mazatlan Sin./ (woman's bottom); Rev.: Night Club / (topless woman). Br. rd. 25 mm. Date: City/County: Mazatlan State: Mex...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 3***1 for (60.00 + 15.00) x 1 = 75.00
 
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A. B. W. Club Brothel Token  (104574)3713 - A. B. W. Club Brothel Token (104574)
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Obv.: A.B. W. Club / (owl pictorial) / Mexicali, Mexico; Rev.: A. B. W. Club / 50 / cents / 1933 / Joe Flores - Mike Miller. Br. rd., 30 mm. Date:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to A****k for (15.00 + 3.75) x 1 = 18.75
 
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Honey Moon Club Brothel Tokens  (104575)3714 - Honey Moon Club Brothel Tokens (104575)
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Lot of two. Obv.: Honey Moon Club / Dance and Drink / Open Day and Nite/ Nogales, Sonora / (dancing girl); Rev.: Open Day and Nite / (reclining nude).
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 3***1 for (85.00 + 21.25) x 1 = 106.25
 
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Mona Lisa Brothel Token  (104576)3715 - Mona Lisa Brothel Token (104576)
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Obv.: "Monalisa" / Night club /Dance & Music / Canale Hidalgo / Nogales, Son.; Rev.: "Monalisa" / Nite / Club. Wm, rd., 25 m...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to 3***1 for (55.00 + 13.75) x 1 = 68.75
 
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Tenampa Club Brothel Token  (104577)3716 - Tenampa Club Brothel Token (104577)
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Obv. Tenampa Club / Nogales, Sonora / (horseshoe) "7"; Rev.: Open Day and Nite / (nude figure). Wm, rd., 26 mm. Date: City/County: No...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********s for (35.00 + 8.75) x 1 = 43.75
 
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Waikiki Club Brothel Token  (104579)3717 - Waikiki Club Brothel Token (104579)
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Obv.: Waikiki Club / Your / Place In / Nogales; Rev.: Waikiki Club / Open / Day and Nite. Wm, rd., 26 mm. Date: City/County: Nogales State: Mex
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Bar 1-2-3 Brothel Token  (104580)3718 - Bar 1-2-3 Brothel Token (104580)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Bar / 1-2-3 / Prop. / Rogelio Garza; Rev.: Canales 613 / 1-2-3 / Tel. 790 / Nuevo Laredo. wm, rd., 24 mm. Date: City/County: Nuevo Laredo S
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Start Price : 25.00 | Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Celia's Brothel Token  (104581)3719 - Celia's Brothel Token (104581)
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Obv.: Celia's / Canales / 1934 / N. Laredo, Tamps.; Rev.: Diviertase Visitandonos. Wm, rd., 24 mm. Date: City/County: Nuevo Laredo State: ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 50.00 - 200.00
Sold to r****2 for (40.00 + 10.00) x 1 = 50.00
 
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